Director Lars von Trier knows sure knows how to make a splash in Cannes.
After wowing critics at Wednesday morning’s screening of “Melancholia,” the Danish helmer proceeded to shock journalists during the pic’s press conference with bizarre comments about being a Nazi and sympathizing with Hiter.
“I found out I was actually a Nazi,” he said. “What can I say? I understand Hitler. I sympathized with him…yes, a little bit.”
In a new statement, von Trier expresses his remorse for the Anti-Semetic comments, saying “”If I have hurt someone this morning by the words I said at the press conference, I sincerely apologize. I am not antisemitic or racially prejudiced in any way, nor am I a nazi.”
Von Trier’s ”Melancholia,” starring Kirsten Dunst and Alexander Skarsgard, premieres tonight at the Grand Theatre Lumiere.